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Control Techniques Drives Ltd

St Giles Technology Park Newtown
SY16 3AJ
United Kingdom

Telephone : +44 (01686) 612900
Fax : +44 (01686) 612999

Editorial archive;

Driving forward with efficiencies 04/01/2016
Control Engineering Europe looks at a selection of applications in which variable speed drives have offered production or energy saving efficiencies. Full Story...

High-frequency drive legislation – do you comply? 31/03/2015
New legislation covering the export of high frequency (HF) drives needs to be considered by machine builders and system integrators.  Full Story...

Variable speed drives help regulate energy consumption 20/11/2014
Emerson Industrial Automation is supplying Powerdrive MD2 variable speed drives to help regulate the energy consumption of a central fume aspiration system within an industrial foundry. Full Story...

Modular drives chosen for power transmission system test rig 15/05/2012
One company has developed a solution to eliminate the mechanical gearbox of a wind turbine and replace it with a computer-controlled hydrostatic power transmission system that is said to be lighter, cheaper and more reliable than the gearbox it replaces. Full Story...

Drive-based system offers diesel generator energy savings 03/04/2012
At the Felixstowe container port, in the UK, the search for greater energy efficiency has led to investment in Control Techniques’ RIS.GA. system for diesel saving on 12 rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs). Full Story...

Standardised drive solutions across entire tyre plant 20/12/2011
A collaboration between Italian engineering company Stema Service Srl and Control Techniques Italy resulted in a contract win to upgrade systems at the plant of a leading Italian tyre manufacturer. Full Story...

Control Techniques launches two new plug in modules, one for safety, and the other for registration 12/01/2010
The SM safety module is effectively a mini-safety PLC — a programmable plug-in option for Control Techniques’ drives that offers greater levels of machine safety. Full Story...

DC drives are ‘here to stay’ 11/03/2009
Control Techniques launched its first digital DC drive over 20 years ago, in 1986, and since that time the market for DC drives has not seen much expansion. ‘It’s still 5% of the world market,’ says Gareth Jones (photo). ‘It’s not growing, for sure, but it’s not declining either.’ Product Manager Richard Smith says his research tells him that ‘DC drives are here to stay.’ Full Story...